8oz Undyed Untreated BFL Wool Roving / Combed Top / Spinning Fibre

Sold by nikkislipp
(13)
$12.32
+ $7.34 shipping
$12.32
+ $7.34 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Canada

Item details

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Need more than 8 ounces? Buy a pound or two, it's much more economical! See listing for 1 LB. BFL here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/258613185/1-lb-undyed-untreated-bfl-wool-roving?ref=related-2
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This BFL (Blue Faced Leicester) combed top is so much fun to spin—it has become my go-to fibre for spinning!

It has fabulous crimp, bounce, loft and lustre, and its long staple length--5-6 inches--means it's easier to handle for newer spinners, and nearly spins itself in the hands of an experienced knitter. If garter stitch is TV knitting then BFL is TV spinning!

At 24-28 microns, you can barely tell the difference in softness between BFL and merino, but it is a bit creamier in colour and the crimp is more visible.

BFL likes a bit thicker spin than merino, but is still very versatile so you can still spin rather thin as well as quite thick. This fibre can be used for felting as it is untreated, which means that it should also be hand washed and laid flat to dry.

I actually prefer BFL to merino...it's more durable, so socks are an option, and it pills less over time. It also has a lovely drapier feel in the finished object.

The colour of this fibre is lovely cream, and lustrous so it takes dye well and gives rich glossy colour. It can also withstand a little more handling than merino in the dye pots without felting quite so easily.

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If you haven't worked with BFL before, give it a try! 
I love spinning with it because it is:
>>easy to spin
>>lustrous and drapey
>>shows off dye colours really well
>>soft, yet durable--great for socks or hard wearing sweaters, while still being soft enough for next-to-skin accessories

I love to spin this BFL as a fingering-weight navajo-plied yarn for socks, or a bulky 3-ply for winter accessories.

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Other things to know about this fibre:
>>>From the UK
>>>Untreated/Non-Superwash
>>>Longwool/Crossbreed Fibre
>>>strong fibres resist pilling
>>>medium elasticity and loft
>>>moderately feltable
>>>24-28 microns
>>>Up to 6" long staple length

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If you have any other questions or requests, don't hesitate to convo me!

Also, you can see more of my undyed fibre and yarn here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/nikkislipp?section_id=8070260&ref=shopsection_leftnav_4

Check out my hand-dyed fibre here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/nikkislipp?section_id=8070250



Reviews
Average review
(13)
Amazing!! Awesome seller! Dying some right now!
Mar 15, 2018 by Kerri Mercer
Wonderful amount and Nikki was so helpful in decided what I needed!
Feb 9, 2018 by Bri McCrossan
Soft, beautiful, buttery fiber. Love it!
Dec 5, 2017 by Rhed Threads
Perfect ! Really looking to dye this. The ivory color is perfect.
Jan 11, 2017 by audreyhudon
Nice fiber! Fast shipping. Item arrived as listed.
Jun 12, 2016 by Karla R

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Canada
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Canada:
local, 2-3 days;
regional, 3-5 days;
national 4-9 days

USA: 2-8 days

International (air): 4-20

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But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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Knock on wood, but if a package ever gets lost in the mail or there's a problem with your purchase, just get in touch with me right away, and I'll do everything I can to fix the issue.